McClellan's Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

Description
Physical Description
United States Colt M1861 Navy revolver, .36 caliber, backstrap is engraved “Maj. Gen. G. B. McClellan / with Compliments of Col. Colt”.
General History
This lighter, smaller-caliber Navy model was popular with ranking army officers, including General George McClellan. The revolver was a present to McClellan from Samuel Colt, famed fire arms manufacturer.
Object Name
revolver
revolver, percussion
user
McClellan, George B.
patentee
Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company
maker
Colt's Firearms Company
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
wood (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 13 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 12.7 cm x 33.655 cm x 3.81 cm
Place Made
United States
ID Number
AF*32016B
catalog number
32016B
accession number
68019
subject
Firearms
related event
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
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Exhibition
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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